At the University of Vermont, several graduate assistantships are available each year for students enrolled in the Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration (HESA), M.Ed. program. Each assistantship is designed to provide graduate students with a professional opportunity to support and develop the University's goals and activities through its work with students. For specific questions about the graduate assistantship process, please contact Jilliene Rodriguez and Joel Ontiveros at sagrads@uvm.edu.

    We are excited to offer a variety of assistantship opportunities for our HESA graduate students to learn, work, and grow professionally. The list of available HESA Graduate Assistantships for Fall 2021 are below. We will continue to update this section of our website as new opportunites emerge.

    Last updated 11/24/2020.

    How to Apply

    In order to access the Graduate Assistantship application, you must first submit a Graduate College application for the HESA program. After submission of the program application, you will receive an email with information about HESA Funding Pathways as well as a link to the Graduate Assistantship application. Both the Graduate College application and Graduate Assistantship application must be submitted by December 1.

    Submit a Graduate College Application

    The Graduate Assistantship application includes prompts for an assistantship essay and professional statement unique to the assistantship process. Since access to the Graduate Assistantship application is not available until submission of the Graduate College application, the prompts for the Graduate Assistantship application are provided below to help you prepare responses prior to December 1.

    • Assistantship Essay - The guiding philosophy of the University of Vermont, known as Our Common Ground, is as follows: The University of Vermont is an educationally purposeful community seeking to prepare students to live and work in a diverse and changing world. We who work, live, teach, study, do research, conduct business or participate in the University of Vermont are members of this community. As members, we believe in the transforming power of education and agree to help create and foster an environment where we can discover and reach our true potential. We aspire to be a community that values respect, integrity, innovation, openness, justice and responsibility. In 500 words or less, tell us about your experience with and commitment to social justice. Specifically, how do you envision implementing social justice and the tenets of Our Common Ground into your work in a graduate assistantship? Insert your answer below.
    • Professional Statement - In an essay of 500 words or less, please tell us (beyond what we can read in your resume), how your interests, skills, values and experiences have shaped your aspirations for being a student affairs/higher education professional. Insert your statement below.

    Please note: Your application to the Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration (HESA) program does not require a submission of the Graduate Assistantship application. However, you must submit the Graduate Assistantship application to be considered for any available assistantship opportunities. 

    HESA Graduate Assistantships

    Fall 2020

    The following list of opportunities are filled by current students and offer a full-tuition fellowship and assistantship stipend. These positions, and others, are subject to change based on a variety of factors. This list will be updated as changes occur. 

    Graduate Assistant for Academic Success - Orientation & New Student Programs

    Department: Center for Academic Success
    Availability: Fall 2020

    General Description: The Graduate Assistant assists with the overall goals and programs of the Center for Academic Success, with a special emphasis on working with and supporting Orientation and New Student Programs. The Graduate Assistant works closely with and is supervised by the Director for Orientation to plan, coordinate, and implement the various Orientation Programs for new students and their family members. 

    These programs include:

    • A summer orientation program required for new first-year students
    • A fall and spring one-day Orientation program for new first-year students and transfer students
    • An extended Orientation program required for all new students during Opening Weekend in the fall

    As an Orientation Program and Office, we are actively committed to our values of social justice and inclusion in a variety of ways such as engaging in critical reflection and dialogue around our personal and social identities; holistically supporting the success of our new students who hold marginalized identities; and participating in trainings, programs, and workshops that advance our understanding of and skillsets to engage in social justice and inclusion efforts.

    Assistantship Responsibilities:

    • Provide administrative support with the facility and operational needs of the Orientation Program
    • Recruit and select student staff of approximately 45 student Orientation Leaders
    • Assist in the planning and facilitation of Orientation Staff Trainings & Curriculum
    • Supervise one of three undergraduate student orientation coordinators in planning and implementing new transfer student programs and initiatives
    • Support the planning and execution of new transfer student orientation programs from start to finish, including but not limited to goal-setting and assessment initiatives
    • Coordinate and implement new transfer student initiatives, in collaboration with the undergraduate student orientation coordinator
    • Provide programmatic support for additional events or activities catered towards new first-years and transfer students, with special emphasis on supporting new students with marginalized identities
    • Actively engage student staff and professional staff in programming, training, and dialogue specific to topics of diversity, social justice, and inclusion
    • Provide programmatic and collaborative support to the First Year Experience Program, as needed
    • Attend weekly programmatic meetings with Orientation & First Year Experience Staff and Student Staff
    • Other duties as assigned

    Departmental Website: http://www.uvm.edu/studentlife/orientation/

    Additional Notes:

    • There will be occasional evening and weekend responsibilities
    • Professional development opportunities are available to the Graduate Assistant which include, but is not limited to attending the NODA Regional Conference, serving on a departmental/program committee, etc.
    • The assistantship begins in early August and continues until the end of June once the Orientation Program concludes (with extra pay for additional time worked in May and June)
    • The Graduate Assistant will work with 3-4 additional Orientation Graduate Student Coordinators in the Spring and Summer who have been hired to assist with the coordination and implementation of the Summer Orientation Programs

    Key Characteristics:

    • Student Development/Interaction - Frequent
    • Higher Education/Administration - Frequent
    • Programming - Very Frequent
    • Project Development/Implementation - Sometimes
    • Autonomy - Very Frequent
    • Supervising - Sometimes
    • Advising - Sometimes
    • Collaboration - Frequent

    Graduate Assistant for Civic Engagement Programs in Student Life

    Department: Department of Student Life
    Availability: Fall 2020

    General Description: The University of Vermont’s Civic Engagement program is housed in the Department of Student Life. The mission of Student Life is to foster an inclusive culture of student leadership development, community involvement, and programming in order to develop a socially just community of lifelong learners. The mission of Civic Engagement is to foster a culture of student involvement, leadership, and learning through hands-on community service through a social justice framework.

    The Graduate Assistant in Civic Engagement serves as a resource for UVM students interested in activism, community service, and social justice efforts. The position develops the graduate assistant’s leadership skills of event or action planning, public relations, advising, evaluation and social justice training. They will have the ability to work with the AD of Civic Engagement (AD for CE) on projects such as, but not limited to Next Step Social Justice Retreat, Community Service Fair, Alternative Spring Break (ASB) and advising of service-based student organizations.  In addition, the responsibilities listed, the graduate assistant has the opportunity to the design and work on projects of his or her own initiative with the input of the position supervisor.

    This position works with the AD for CE to offer comprehensive programs and trainings in Civic Engagement. Projects can vary with the first and second year.

    Departmental Website: www.uvm.edu/studentlife/ce

    Key Characteristics:

    • Student Development/Interaction - Frequent
    • Higher Education/Administration- Sometimes
    • Programming-Frequent
    • Project Development/Implementation-Frequent
    • Autonomy-Frequent
    • Supervising-Sometimes
    • Advising-Frequent
    • Collaboration-Frequent

    Graduate Assistant for the College of Education and Social Services - Diversity and Community Engagement

    Department: The College of Education and Social Services Dean's Office
    Availability: Fall 2020

    The College of Education and Social Services (CESS) Graduate Assistant position is designed to provide support for the Dean’s Office in the college. The Dean's Office provides leadership in facilitating a community partnership network to expand diversity initiatives for CESS. This work emphasizes collaboration through building relationships with local and national organizations, as well as on-campus colleagues to develop, implement, and assess inclusive excellence activities to influence and enable viable pathways to UVM for faculty, staff and students from historically marginalized backgrounds.

    The GA for Diversity and Community Engagement (DCE) will aid in graduate student recruitment research, practices, and implementation centering historically marginalized student populations.  As CESS continues to expand graduate student academic programming, this individual will be instrumental in working with the DCE Director to coordinate and facilitate graduate student recruitment opportunities. Development of recruitment program design, marketing, research, and implementation will intentionally prioritize as many accessible pathways to include opportunities for students who identify as historically marginalized, part-time, full-time, residents of Vermont, as well as building our regional and national profile.

    Assistantship Responsibilities:

    • Create and maintain CESS enrollment, retention, and persistence database of historically marginalized, first generation, and native Vermont students
    • Research and become knowledgeable of all CESS academic graduate programs
    • Coordinate and facilitate accessible recruitment programming centering target student populations
    • Develop accessible recruitment marketing materials and support which centers target student populations including website, social media, print materials, and online recruitment

    Departmental Website: https://www.uvm.edu/cess

    Key Characteristics:

    • Student Development/Interaction - Sometimes
    • Higher Education/Administration - Very Frequent
    • Programming/Event Planning - Very Frequent
    • Project Development/Implementation - Very Frequent
    • Autonomy - Frequent
    • Supervising - Seldom/Not at All
    • Advising - Seldom/Not at All
    • Collaboration - Frequent

    Graduate Assistant for the Graduate College

    Department: The Graduate College
    Availability: Fall 2020

    The mission of the Graduate College is to provide the environment for high quality graduate education by stimulating and supporting the intellectual and professional development of a diverse faculty and student body; by promoting interdisciplinary and innovative forms of scholarship, research, and curricula; and by recognizing scholarly excellence.  The graduate assistantship is an integral part of these efforts by providing admissions, student services and faculty support in achieving the overall goals of the College.  Services include support with admissions processes, student services, graduate student programming and the Graduate Executive Committee. 

    This is a 9.25-month assistantship (August 24, 2020 through May 31, 2021) with training beginning August 24.

    Assistantship Responsibilities:

    • Routinely meet with the Director of Graduate Admissions to review the admissions process and office needs.
    • Perform administrative responsibilities required for graduate admissions, including but not limited to, answering applicant queries and following up on missing materials.
    • Assist with social media and website material.
    • Assist with university-wide graduate student events and programming to include Graduate Student Appreciation Week, new student orientation, professional development workshops, the December hooding ceremony and commencement.
    • Facilitate on campus relationships with undergraduate student resource offices to increase graduate student representation on campus.
    • Manage the Graduate Executive Committee process for meeting schedule, course and curriculum review, policy development and review and tracking of faculty applicants for Graduate Faculty status.
    • Provide administrative support for student and faculty awards.

    Departmental Website: https://www.uvm.edu/graduate

    Key Characteristics:

    • Student Development/Interaction – Sometimes
    • Higher Education/Administration - Frequent
    • Programming/Event Planning - Frequent
    • Department/Committee Project Development/Implementation – Frequent
    • Autonomy - Sometimes
    • Supervising - None
    • Advising - Sometimes
    • Collaboration - Frequent

    Graduate Assistant for Residential Life - Assistant Residence Director

    Department: Residential Life
    Availability: Fall 2020

    General Description: The Assistant Residence Director (ARD) is responsible for assisting in the development of a residential community within a Learning Community.  Reporting to the Area Coordinator, the ARD’s role is to support a meaningful residential experience ensuring the residence halls are rich learning environments where students develop and learn the skills necessary to successfully navigate life on campus. 

    We, members of the Department of Residential Life, are committed to creating and maintaining safe communities that welcome and accept people of all (dis)-abilities, ancestry, ages, ethnicities, class, gender identities or expressions, genetic information, marital status, nationality of origin, race and color, religions, spirituality, sex, sexual orientation, size, HIV status, and veteran status.
    The goal of Assistant Residence Director role is to support our Learning Communities and champion our Community Learning Model (residential curriculum) focusing on student learning and development in the areas of (a) self-awareness (b) community responsibility (c) social justice and inclusion and (d) global engagement. 

    The Assistant Residence Director has some evening and weekend responsibilities as well as on call responsibilities. This is a 10-month assistantship (August-May) with training beginning in July. This is a live-in position.

    Assistantship Responsibilities:

    • Directly supervise up to 10 RAs; providing direction, support, accountability and development through one-on-one and supporting staff meetings.
    • Participate in the development and implementation of the ongoing training process for student staff members throughout the year.
    • Assist in carrying out procedures for the opening and closing processes
    • Participate in a rotating on-call system, responding to emergencies on a 24-hour basis.
    • Actively confront situations of intolerance and bias using our on-campus response protocol.
    • Supporting and/or leading the recruitment and execution of Hall Council.
    • Serve on Residential Education area related committees.
    • Supports and participates in ongoing training, which includes but is not limited to professional staff training and Resident Advisor training.

    Departmental Website: http://reslife.uvm.edu/

    Key Characteristics:

    • Student Development/Interaction - Frequent
    • Higher Education/Administration - Frequent
    • Student Programming - Sometimes
    • Department/Committee Project Development/Implementation - Frequent
    • Autonomy - Sometimes
    • Supervising - Frequent
    • Advising - Sometimes
    • Collaboration – Frequent

    Fall 2021

    The following list of opportunities are filled by current students and offer a full-tuition fellowship and assistantship stipend. These positions, and others, are subject to change based on a variety of factors. This list will be updated as changes occur. 

    Graduate Assistant for Campus Programs

    Department:Department of Student Life
    Availability: Fall 2021

    General Description: The Graduate Assistant for Campus Programs position is designed to provide support for the Office of Campus Programs within in the Department of Student Life. The Office of Campus Programs provides consistent, high quality, and inclusive co-curricular programing to the UVM community. The Graduate Assistant for Campus Programs aids in hiring, training, advising, and supervising the UVM Program Board (UPB) and Week of Welcome Squad. This individual will assess student social program outcomes with attention to the diverse needs of the UVM student body. This position aids in developing and implementing programming for Week of Welcome, FallFest, WinterFest, and SpringFest and events that meets the University’s social justice and environmental stewardship needs. This includes negotiating performances and programs with agents and performers, and the development of After Dark, UVM’s late night programming entity. Expectations for this position also include participation in workshops and activities to develop multicultural competencies and promote social justice - as well as to contribute to fostering a collaborative, multicultural environment for UVM students and staff. Our work is grounded in a commitment to environmental stewardship, social justice, and student centeredness.

    Assistantship Responsibilities:

    • Co-advise and supervise the UVM Program Board (UPB), specifically working with the production team and one planning committee
    • Aid in the recruitment, hiring and training of the UVM Program Board
    • Assist in the coordination and implementation of week-long and large-scale programming such as Week of Welcome, FallFest, Fright Week, Earth Week, WinterFest and SpringFest.
    • Serve as the lead coordinator for After Dark, UVM’s late night programming entity, which includes program development, marketing, and event execution.
    • Develop a leadership and social justice curriculum for UPB meetings, trainings, and retreats in collaboration with the coordinator and assistant director of Campus Programs
    • Partner with Living Well, UVM’s wellness office to collaborate on programming for Finals Week
    • Serve as an actively engaged campus partner and representative of Student Life

    Departmental Website: http://www.uvm.edu/~slife/

    Key Characteristics:

    • Student Development/Interaction - Very Frequent
    • Higher Education/Administration - Frequent
    • Programming/Event Planning - Very Frequent
    • Project Development/Implementation - Frequent
    • Autonomy - Very Frequent
    • Supervising - Very Frequent
    • Advising - Very Frequent
    • Collaboration - Frequent

    Graduate Assistant for the Career Center

    Department: Career Center
    Availability: Fall 2021

    General Description: The Graduate Assistant (GA) will support the Career Center’s mission to create opportunities for students and alums to explore and expand their career-related curiosity, courage and confidence through our Career Interest Groups and other services. In addition, the graduate assistant will support institutional and departmental inclusive excellence goals.

    The graduate assistant will assist with the success of our peer leadership program by working with one of our seasoned Career Counselors to train and develop our student leaders, and assist with the supervision of our Senior Peer Leaders.

    Assistantship Responsibilities:

    • Develop/advance career counseling skills through webinars, trainings, readings, professional development opportunities, discussions with supervisor, etc. 
    • Support students 1:1 through appointments, drop-in hours, and through online document reviews.
    • Follow legal and ethical standards and guidelines within their counseling sessions.
    • Facilitate & co-facilitate presentations on career related topics. 
    • Observe, mentor and provide feedback to Peer Leaders in their development of presentation skills and to help generate/maintain ingenuity of our presentations. 
    • Plan, manage and execute student engagement initiatives to creatively promote and leverage the Interest Group model. Utilize student staff in support of these efforts. 
    • Participate with the full staff in identifying and dismantling oppressive systems and practices. Assist in advancing our goal of supporting our BIPOC students with their learning, understanding, and connection to career development.
    • Assist with the planning, development, and delivery of trainings for our Peer Leaders.
    • Supervise and mentor our Sr. Peer Leaders; guide them in the management of the Peer Leader weekly trainings.
    • Create and maintain relationships with UVM partners on and off campus to support our Interest Group networks and the development programs and events. 
    • Co-create Exploring Interest Group’s yearly goals, collaborations, and events.
    • Support Interest Group Leaders on an as needed basis.
    • Assist with the management of presentations and classroom requests.
    • Attend weekly meetings held by the Career Center.
    • Support Career Center events and the strategic goals of the department. 
    • Participate in the application review, selection process, hiring, onboarding, supervision, and continued evaluation of Sr. Peer Leaders. 

    Departmental Website: https://www.uvm.edu/career

    Key Characteristics

    • Student Development/Interaction – Very Frequent
    • Higher Education/Administration - Frequent
    • Programming/Event Planning – Frequent
    • Project Development/Implementation – Very Frequent
    • Autonomy - Frequent
    • Supervising - Frequent
    • Advising - Sometimes
    • Collaboration - Frequent

    Additional Notes:

    • There will be occasional evening and weekend responsibilities.
    • The graduate assistant will assist with the facilitation of the week-long summer Peer Leader training, which takes place the week before the start of the academic year.

    Graduate Assistant for the Center for Student Conduct

    Department: Center for Student Conduct
    Availability: Fall 2021

    General Description: The Graduate Assistant will work closely with the staff in the Center for Student Conduct to foster student accountability and skill development in the areas of conflict resolution, dialogue, identity development and restorative practices. The office works diligently to help all UVM students develop self-awareness, and ultimately become more responsible, respectful, and engaged members of our community. The Graduate Assistant will help to support the mission of the office in their role as a Hearing Officer, facilitate CHOICES circles, analyze data to inform new practices, and provide support in other engagement opportunities to bolster continued learning and growth of students.

    Community Standards

    • Serve as a Hearing Officer
    • Serve as report reviewer and assign charges
    • Review and approve sanctions
    • Facilitate CHOICES circles
    • Analyze and report data as requested (e.g.Results Based Accountability and Monthly RL reports – re: case turnaround for each hearing officer to be shared at CSC/RL AD meetings)
    • Assist with Education & Outreach
    • Facilitate Tier Meetings
    • Serve as Personal Development Program Coach
    • Assist with Project Discovery Curriculum Development

    Academic Integrity

    • Serve on AI Councils
    • Facilitate AI pre-hearing meetings
    • Co-facilitate AI seminars for students

    CSC Staff Development/Meetings

    • Full Day Retreat
    • August/December or Jan
    • Full Staff Meetings – alternating every other week
    • Conduct Meetings - alternating every other week
    • Department Social Justice Series (monthly)
    • Monthly fun lunches (optional)

    Other Duties as Assigned

    • Research projects
    • Front desk coverage
    • Phone Coverage
    • Responding to departmental email
    • Processing incident reports and assigning charges
    • Posters/Marketing

    Departmental website: https://www.uvm.edu/sconduct

    Key Characteristics:

    • Student Development/Interaction - Frequent
    • Higher Education/Administration - Frequent
    • Programming/Event Planning - Sometimes
    • Project Development/Implementation - Frequent
    • Autonomy - Frequent
    • Supervising – Not at all
    • Advising - Frequent
    • Collaboration –  Very Frequent

    Graduate Assistant for the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (CEMS) Student Services Associate

    Department: College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (CEMS) Student Services
    Availability: Fall 2021

    General Description: The College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (CEMS) Student Services office provides holistic support, academic and career advising to undergraduates and graduate students enrolled in majors within the College. The ideal candidate will be supervised by the Assistant Dean and Director of Student Services, who reports to the Dean; however, they will also work closely with the AD of Career Readiness and assist with the vacant Graduate Programs on student advising, event management, program creation, and data collection and reporting.

    Office Objectives:

    • Assist with the implementation of the new CEMS Study CATS retention program for students with GPAs of 2.3 or below.
    • Administer and plan some of the mandatory study sessions in collaboration with the Tutoring Center, Advising Center, CAPS, and various academic units
    • Track the progress of students in the program
    • Assist students in building connections together
    • Assist with data collection and assessment of the CEMS Study CATS experience
    • Contribute to social media programs aimed at engaging CEMS students.
    • Assist with Strategic Plan inclusive excellence goals by working on programs, writing, proposals, and advising geared toward attracting and retaining Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) and other marginalized students.

    Career Readiness Program Objectives:

    • Learn about the CEMS Career Readiness Program, career counseling concepts, and career development resources
    • Advise CEMS students on career preparation, including but not limited to, career exploration, resume reviews, networking skills, and interview preparation
    • Contribute to data collection and annual report for both career advising and employer relations using a combination of analytics from Handshake, EAB Navigate, and Surveys
    • Create website content to highlight CEMS student experiential learning (internships, co-ops, and Research Experiences for Undergraduates) and employment first destinations
    • Engage with employers at recruitment and networking events, career fairs, information sessions, career panels, site tours, and college meetings 

    Graduate Programs Objectives: 

    • Learn about the Graduate Programs within the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
    • Support Yield Initiatives at both the Graduate and Undergraduate level
    • Co-coordinate events, including but not limited to, information sessions and graduate student socials
    • Create a social and community calendar for MS and PhD students with respect to the diverse population of graduate students and their varying needs
    • Assist with data collection and assessment of the graduate experience
    • Attend occasional College and University meetings, interact with faculty and staff

    Department Website: https://www.uvm.edu/cems/student-services

    Key Characteristics:

    • Student Development/Interaction – Very Frequent
    • Higher Education/Administration - Frequent
    • Programming/Event Planning – Very Frequent
    • Project Development/Implementation –Frequent
    • Autonomy - Frequent
    • Supervising – Sometimes (undergraduate student staff)
    • Advising –Frequent
    • Collaboration - Frequent

    Graduate Assistant for Fraternity and Sorority Life

    Department: Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life
    Availability: Fall 2021

    General Description: The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life offers support and direction to 15 fraternities and sororities within two governing councils (Interfraternity Council and the Panhellenic Council). Our community is one of the oldest in the country, founded in 1895. Our work center’s UVM’s Common Ground as well as FSL community values of friendship, citizenship, leadership, lifelong learning and justice. 

    The Graduate Assistant for Fraternity and Sorority Life will function as a staff member, working directly students, alumnx, inter/national organization staff members, and colleagues across the division. They will be given direct responsibilities for (co)advising a governing council, in addition to direct contact with community and chapter leaders, as well as serving as a liason to inter/national organizations. They will facilitate programming related to prevention and assess relevant initiatives. The Graduate Assistant’s responsibilities will be carried out under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life.

    *Please note, affiliation with a fraternity or sorority is not required.

    Assistantship Responsibilities:

    • Provide advisory support to one of UVM’s governing councils, including guidance related to achieving community and chapter-specific goals 
    • Provide support, mentoring, and advising to council executive board officers. 
    • Advise fraternity and sorority community committees and auxiliary groups (i.e. Order of Omega, President’s Council, etc.). 
    • Provide support for fraternity and sorority educational program areas (i.e. Hazing Prevention, Affirming Diversity, Sexual Assault Prevention, Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention, etc.) 
    • Aid in development and facilitation of leadership retreats, programs, academic courses, largescale events, and/or meetings. 
    • Provide support for Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life programs and initiatives and take part in achievement of strategic initiatives.
    • Collaborate with various offices across campus to broaden scope, experience and programs for fraternity and sorority members. 
    • Submit Program Proposals and attend AFA Annual Meeting
    • Attend weekly Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life staff meetings and community-wide programs.
    • Implementation of a "Passion Project"

    Departmental Website: https://www.uvm.edu/studentlife/fsl

    Key Characteristics:

    • Student Development/Interaction – Very Frequent
    • Higher Education/Administration - Frequent
    • Programming/Event Planning - Frequent
    • Project Development/Implementation – Very Frequent
    • Autonomy - Frequent
    • Supervising - Seldom
    • Advising – Very Frequent
    • Collaboration - Frequent

    Graduate Assistant for Residential Life - Assistant Residence Director

    Department: Residential Life
    Availability: Fall 2021

    General Description: The Assistant Residence Director (ARD) is responsible for assisting in the development of a residential community within a Learning Community.  Reporting to the Area Coordinator, the ARD’s role is to support a meaningful residential experience ensuring the residence halls are rich learning environments where students develop and learn the skills necessary to successfully navigate life on campus. 

    We, members of the Department of Residential Life, are committed to creating and maintaining safe communities that welcome and accept people of all (dis)-abilities, ancestry, ages, ethnicities, class, gender identities or expressions, genetic information, marital status, nationality of origin, race and color, religions, spirituality, sex, sexual orientation, size, HIV status, and veteran status.
    The goal of Assistant Residence Director role is to support our Learning Communities and champion our Community Learning Model (residential curriculum) focusing on student learning and development in the areas of (a) self-awareness (b) community responsibility (c) social justice and inclusion and (d) global engagement. 

    The Assistant Residence Director has some evening and weekend responsibilities as well as on call responsibilities. This is a 10-month assistantship (August-May) with training beginning in July. This is a live-in position.

    Assistantship Responsibilities:

    • Directly supervise up to 10 RAs; providing direction, support, accountability and development through one-on-one and supporting staff meetings.
    • Participate in the development and implementation of the ongoing training process for student staff members throughout the year.
    • Assist in carrying out procedures for the opening and closing processes
    • Participate in a rotating on-call system, responding to emergencies on a 24-hour basis.
    • Actively confront situations of intolerance and bias using our on-campus response protocol.
    • Supporting and/or leading the recruitment and execution of Hall Council.
    • Serve on Residential Education area related committees.
    • Supports and participates in ongoing training, which includes but is not limited to professional staff training and Resident Advisor training.

    Departmental Website: http://reslife.uvm.edu/

    Key Characteristics:

    • Student Development/Interaction - Frequent
    • Higher Education/Administration - Frequent
    • Student Programming - Sometimes
    • Department/Committee Project Development/Implementation - Frequent
    • Autonomy - Sometimes
    • Supervising - Frequent
    • Advising - Sometimes
    • Collaboration – Frequent

     

    HESA Graduate Program

    Contact

    Jilliene Rodriguez
    Diversity, Engagement, and Professional Development Director
    sagrads@uvm.edu